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Re: Harris Family-Brick Wall
In Response To: Harris Family-Brick Wall ()


I think the 1880 census gives you some clear clues - if it is to be believed.

First - all of the children in the household are listed as born MS - which would place her (Jane, Jennie) in MS in 1860.

Second the childrens father is listed as born NC. Since the surname is Harris - have you checked slave schedules for Harris slaveholders in the area? I took a quick look - and nextdoor Itawamba county has 49 slaves owned by Harris'es. On the chance that a Harris might have come from NC with slaves - there are a few white Harris' families from NC in that county, 1850 census. Worth checking out.

Since William is listed as born 1870 (he is not listed as son - probably because they forgot to fill that in since he is listed on the next page) - but at least that could give you a time period for her widowing. Perhaps 1869?

You have stated that you believe father's name is Jerry Harris. Where did this information come from?

Interesting puzzle - I hope other folks will join in with suggestions.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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